Chinese Zodiac or Astrology Signs comprised of 12 animals were designated as calendar signs based on the order in which they arrived to greet the Jade Emperor.
For a long time there has been a special relationship between humans and the 12 zodiacal animals. Chinese people believe that the years represented by the animals affect the characters of people in the same manner as the sign of zodiac adopted by western civilizations.
This listing is for 12 Chinese Zodiac Character Stamps:
Examples of the stamp images at bottom of page. Stamped on black archival dye ink.
Each rubber stamp is deeply etched and mounted on 0.75"x 0.75" (2.2cm * 2.2cm) square wooden blocks. They are mounted in such a way where you could rotate counter clockwise to find your next in line zodiac sign. $4.25 each when bought in a set. [SAVE $10]
Each Chinese character are also marked with English at the top side of the stamp so there's no confusion for non-Chinese readers. (traditional Chinese used)
Some excellent uses for this group of stamps:
* Custom Red Envelopes in the zodiac year.
* Greeting Cards for new borns with their zodiac year.
* Ceramic Art such as jewelry pieces, ornaments, house ware stamped with these deeply etched characters
These can be embossed with gold embossing powder, they can be used as wax stamps (in moderation) and with regular archival dye ink, easily cleaned with baby wipes!
Excellent stamping tool all year round!
Please contact me for custom orders such as larger size rubber or fewer stamps if you would like specific characters only.
More background on Folklore here: